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Old 04-06-2019, 09:05
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We stayed at the Pollensa Park hotel in April. There were a lot of cyclists in evidence but they were in the main very courteous and polite, just like "normal people" . We didn't experience any problems whatsoever. They bring much needed revenue to the area. You have to look at things in the round, and I admit when they cycle along the main road into and out of the port they do appear to be traveling too fast for my liking. Maybe speed restrictions should be introduced. Just my thoughts.
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There were a group of cyclists 8 or 10 in Stay one evening last September all 30 plus Early evening and were drinking outside Very drunk One kept pretending to urinate on the table

A few fell over one was sick in a bush then they climbed on a few boats and climbed from one to the other

Stay didnt handle it well in fact did nothing and really spoiled a nice evening for lots of people including families Would not have happened if the owner had been there Im sure

They eventually left and one had lost his phone much to everyones delight !
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To be fair, appalling anti-social behaviour like that is what it is. Much as I dislike the antics of some cyclists on the road, I wouldn’t flag this occasion as attributable to “cyclists “ (unless of course they were riding their bikes inside Stay! LOL). It’s people....bone headed, thoughtless, mindless, moronic people the port (and society in general) could well do without, whether cyclists or not.

I wonder what gave them away? Wearing Lycra at dinner? Not a good look.
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We stayed at the Pollensa Park hotel in April. There were a lot of cyclists in evidence but they were in the main very courteous and polite, just like "normal people" . We didn't experience any problems whatsoever. They bring much needed revenue to the area. You have to look at things in the round, and I admit when they cycle along the main road into and out of the port they do appear to be traveling too fast for my liking. Maybe speed restrictions should be introduced. Just my thoughts.
Tommo there is a 20km speed restriction in the cycle lane along the front but they don't take any notice and most don't give a dam about pedestrians, we saw an elderly gentleman knocked over in April and the cyclists just carried on leaving him lying in the road!
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Tommo there is a 20km speed restriction in the cycle lane along the front but they don't take any notice and most don't give a dam about pedestrians, we saw an elderly gentleman knocked over in April and the cyclists just carried on leaving him lying in the road!
Didn't take long for the cyclists bashing to start.

"Most don't give a dam about pedestrians". What a load of tripe and I really doubt that the incident you described happened at all.
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Hoopy, We love your posts, but this one is not fair....

I am a cyclist, as are my sons, my stepson and stepdaughter but we too have experienced a near miss (as posted before) on the beachfront. We have a problem with the design and policing of the cycle way along the front.

The design is wrong, and after 2pm cars are not allowed along the route but cyclists are (in both directions). Now whilst a good percentage of cyclists appreciate the 'informal' 20 kmph limit too many do not and this is the problem.

When out in May my stepdaughter competed in the Alcudia 1/2 Ironman (including a 90km cycle ride) and on the following Monday we spotted a Policia Local officer watching the beach road. We thought he was checking on potentially speeding cyclists but to our dismay he was only interested in car drivers without seat belts!!

Here is the crux of the matter, the cycle lane is there, badly planned or not, but 20kmph is only just over 10 mph but un-policed, I really hope that we do not have to read in the MDB that a serious incident involving a child, elderly, inferm or any other poor soul happens because of a lack of foresight by all involved.

After all there is a perfectly good cycle route along the back road!!!!
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OK guys. Can we please give this a rest, lets just accept that there are good and bad cyclists, drivers and pedestrians.
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OK guys. Can we please give this a rest, lets just accept that there are good and bad cyclists, drivers and pedestrians.

Hear, hear! I am a cyclist and regret that some do not behave as they should/could. I am also a pedestrian and a car (and motorcycle) driver; I can thus understand different points of view, even if I do not share them.

Then, don't get me started on the behaviour of some of the clients of the "Laguna" bar (cyclists or non-cyclists), especially after 10:00 p.m., nor on the manners of the manager (the owner is a different person, a Scotsman, I believe) and his brother the tennis instructor!!!


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Hoopy, We love your posts, but this one is not fair....

I am a cyclist, as are my sons, my stepson and stepdaughter but we too have experienced a near miss (as posted before) on the beachfront. We have a problem with the design and policing of the cycle way along the front.

The design is wrong, and after 2pm cars are not allowed along the route but cyclists are (in both directions). Now whilst a good percentage of cyclists appreciate the 'informal' 20 kmph limit too many do not and this is the problem.

When out in May my stepdaughter competed in the Alcudia 1/2 Ironman (including a 90km cycle ride) and on the following Monday we spotted a Policia Local officer watching the beach road. We thought he was checking on potentially speeding cyclists but to our dismay he was only interested in car drivers without seat belts!!

Here is the crux of the matter, the cycle lane is there, badly planned or not, but 20kmph is only just over 10 mph but un-policed, I really hope that we do not have to read in the MDB that a serious incident involving a child, elderly, inferm or any other poor soul happens because of a lack of foresight by all involved.

After all there is a perfectly good cycle route along the back road!!!!
What is unfair IMO is an unsubstantiated claim that most cyclists don't give a dam about pedestrians and if you're a cyclist I'm surprised that you don't take issue with this.

Cyclists bring much needed revenue to PP and fill hotel beds, bars and restaurants when most sunseekers aren't here yet. They are a much valued visitor and scaremongering such as the post I replied to has to be challenged or we run the risk of losing them to other parts of the island.

The argument about the cycle lane along the front has been done to death and I agree is far from ideal however in most cases that I have witnessed where there has been near misses it is down to the carelessness of pedestrians crossing the cycle path at the wrong point or not looking when doing so.
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